NRK, the Norwegian public broadcasting network, is at it again. “In its latest experiment with live coverage of mundane events,” The Associated Press reports, the network will air five hours of an attempt to break the world’s record for knitting.
Yes, five solid hours of knitting. This, from the network that brought viewers five days straight of the “action” on a Norwegian cruise ship as it slowly wound its way along the coastline.
The Nov. 1 needlework extravaganza will open with a four-hour documentary on how “the wool off a sheep’s back turns into a sweater,” according to the AP. Then, on to the knitting excitement. “It’s kind of ordinary TV but very slow, although they’ll be knitting as fast as they can,” said Rune Moeklebust, NRK producer.
It would be more interesting than “Downton Abbey” by far.